Assistant Program Director

Job ID: 

This position is responsible for the day-to-day direct supervision of the non-news programming staff and programming operations for WUSF 89.7 and WSMR.  This position will be directly responsible for jazz, classical music, production and studio operations insuring that conformance with the established strategic plan is ever present.  This position's responsibilities will also include staffing, hiring and firing, scheduling and training.  The position will also be responsible for pledge scheduling, research analysis and will coordinate with engineering and operations staff on behalf of the programming department.

In the absence of the broadcast programming manager, this position will have supervisory responsibility for the entire programming department.  This position will also assist the broadcast programming manager in administrative and operational matters allowing said manager more time to devote to strategic initiatives, the on-air sound, talent development and audience growth.

Location: USF Tampa Campus


• Daily management of WUSF 89.7 and WSMR's non-news operations, to include jazz, classical music, production and studios

• Gather, analyze and use research data in an effort to increase the quality of on-air programming as well as to make recommendations on on-air output to include programming expansion, contraction, and new markets

• Scheduling and overall operational management of radio pledge drives

• Focal point for multimedia across the various WUSF platforms

• Coordination of community engagement activities

• Other duties as assigned to assist with the mission and vision of WUSF


Minimum qualifications: 

This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Administration, Management or a technical program directly related to Public Broadcasting and three to five years of professional experience; or Master's degree and three years of professional experience.


Preferred qualifications: 

Master's degree, three years of radio programming experience

Full Time
$62,000 - $67,000
Deadline Date: 
End Date: 03/11/2018

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

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About WUSF:

WUSF Public Media is a division of the University Communications and Marketing department
consisting of three strategic business units; WUSF 89.7, WSMR and IntellisMedia. WUSF Public
Media serves the university by providing the community with news, information and entertainment
programming that informs and enriches their daily lives and is engaged in educational work in the
community. WUSF Public Media provides students with learning and personal growth opportunities
through formal classes and internships and informal hands-on experiences.

About USF:

The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success.  The USF System includes three institutions:  USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee.  The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans.  Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion.  USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.


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